BirkenheadUnited Kingdom

Birkenhead is located within the Borough of Wirral, a peninsula with the famous Mersey River on one side and River Dee on the other, both leading into the Irish Sea.

Birkenhead has a wide selection of accommodation to suit all needs and budgets. Whether you would like to base yourself within the bustling town, rest your head in a sleepy village or wake up by the seaside there is something to suit all tastes. Alternatively you may want to base yourself in the nearby cities of Liverpool and Cheshire.

Take the family to Birkenhead Park, a great place for walks, fishing and family activities. It is said Birkenhead Park was used as a template for New York’s Central Park, which was designed by American landscape architect Frederick Law Olmstead following a visit to Birkenhead in 1850.

Boasting over 300 indoor and outdoor stalls, Birkenhead Market will have something to grab your attention. Sample some of the fresh produce from the local artisan stalls.

If you enjoy golf then a trip to nearby Hoylake is well worth a visit. Located on the northern tip of the Wirral Peninsula it is home to the Royal Liverpool Golf Club, a world famous links course having hosted past British Open Championships. Besides the golf there is a bustling nightlife in town coupled with several fine restaurants and pubs making for a perfect destination if you wished to combine a golf break with the traditional charm of an English seaside resort.

Football fans will not be disappointed when visiting Birkenhead with two world famous football clubs, Liverpool and Everton, close by. If the opportunity presents itself take in a game and experience the passionate atmosphere of match day.

Day Trip to Liverpool

Explore nearby Liverpool with its unique attractions coupled with the largest collection of museums and galleries in the UK, making culture and heritage the very heart of the city. A visit to the Museum of Liverpool will provide you with great insight into the city’s history. Alternatively if it’s modern art that interests you a visit to the Tate Liverpool is a must.

Learn the story of the city’s most famous band, The Beatles, with a tour, starting with the band’s humble beginnings at the famous Cavern Club, said to be the birthplace of the band.

Cheshire and Chester

The county of Cheshire has something for everyone, with over 20 stunning gardens making it perfect for a stroll, an ideal way to enjoy a summer’s day outdoors. A popular choice for filmmakers and TV producers, explore some of these stunning locations seen in TV programmes and movies.

The city’s walls are an amazing piece of history and a must see if visiting Chester; a fantastic way to see this beautiful city with some lovely views to enjoy along the way.

Chester Cathedral has beautiful stained glass and carvings to explore, along with its recently opened falconry adding to the experience. There is so much to see and admire in the building and even with visitors walking around there is still a reassuring air of peacefulness and serenity.

Where to stay in Birkenhead

Oxton, Birkenhead, England, United Kingdom

Oxton

4/5Very Good!(7 area reviews)

Oxton is noteworthy for its restaurants, and you can plan an outing to Genting Casino and Vue Cinema while you're in town.

Oxton

Top hotels in Birkenhead

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
2 Therocklands
2 Therocklands
3.5 out of 5
Upton Road, Birkenhead, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £75 per night

Situated in Birkenhead, this bed & breakfast is within 3 miles (5 km) of Genting Casino, Vue Cinema and Seacombe Ferry. Liverpool ONE and Beatles Story are also ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (12 reviews)

"Charming hosts, who went out of their way to please. Lovely modern clean property."…"

Reviewed on 10 Sep 2019

2 Therocklands
The Riverhill Hotel
The Riverhill Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Talbot Road, Birkenhead, England

Located in Oxton, this hotel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Genting Casino and within 3 miles (5 km) of Vue Cinema and Seacombe Ferry. Liverpool ONE and Cavern Club ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (49 reviews)
Pleasant stay

"Comfortable and quiet. Staff pleasant & helpful"…"

Reviewed on 5 Feb 2020

The Riverhill Hotel
Shrewsbury Lodge
Shrewsbury Lodge
3 out of 5
31 Shrewsbury Road, Oxton, Birkenhead, England

Located in Oxton, this guesthouse is within 1 mi (2 km) of Williamson Art Gallery and Museum and Genting Casino. Hamilton Quarter and The Wilfred Owen Story ...

3.9/5Good! (47 reviews)

"Hotel in a nice quiet and clean area Easy access to main routes"…"

Reviewed on 16 Sep 2019

Shrewsbury Lodge

Popular places to visit in Birkenhead

U Boat Story
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U Boat Story

You can spend an afternoon browsing the exhibits at U Boat Story during your travels in Birkenhead. Discover the lively bars and acclaimed art galleries in this culturally rich area.

Hamilton Quarter
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Hamilton Quarter

You can learn about the history of Birkenhead when you stop by Hamilton Quarter. Discover the area's museums and shops.

Bidston Hill Country Park
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Bidston Hill Country Park

Explore the great outdoors at Bidston Hill Country Park, a lovely green space in Birkenhead. Make time to visit the shops and casinos while you're in the area.

Albert Dock
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Albert Dock

4.5/5(1,007 reviews)

Liverpool’s fashionable waterfront precinct is home to some of the city’s best restaurants and bars, and many of the city’s best museums.

Chester Zoo
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Chester Zoo

4.5/5(197 reviews)

Traverse bridges, islands and replicas of distant lands in these gardens. See more than 400 species of rare and exotic wildlife.

Liverpool ONE
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Liverpool ONE

4.5/5(905 reviews)

Shop, dine, play a round of golf or catch the latest movies in this enormous outdoor shopping and entertainment complex, right in the heart of Liverpool.

Top things to do in Birkenhead

Liverpool Football Club Stadium Tour & Museum
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Liverpool Football Club Stadium Tour & Museum

£20
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
The Beatles Story Experience
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The Beatles Story Experience

£17
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Beatles Ticket to Ride Walk & Luxury Transport - Full Day
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Beatles Ticket to Ride Walk & Luxury Transport - Full Day

£75
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend
Best way to see Liverpool - River Cruise & Open Top Bus Tour
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Best way to see Liverpool - River Cruise & Open Top Bus Tour

£18
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Liverpool Guided Walk & 138m Tower Tour
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Liverpool Guided Walk & 138m Tower Tour

£25
Per adult
96% of travellers recommend
Book a Private Liverpool Guided Tour in V-class Mercedes for up to 7 passengers
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Book a Private Liverpool Guided Tour in V-class Mercedes for up to 7 passengers

£60
Per adult

Reviews of Birkenhead

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Cities near Birkenhead

Royal Liver Building showing a city and heritage architecture

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